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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say crews are battling at least two wild fires that started in northern Minnesota late Monday night.

As of about 9 p.m. Monday, there were two grass fires about 1,200 acres in size that are burning on the Red Lake Reservation west of Highway 89 and north of Highway 1 in Beltrami County. Crews with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Red Lake Forestry DNR and other crews were working to contain the fires.

Authorities issued a code red, which means residents in the area could see aircraft dumping water down to try and contain the fires. Authorities said at this time, no structures are in any danger.

With warm temperatures and windy conditions expected Tuesday, there’s an increased risk for wild fires to start across Minnesota.

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